An Overview of the Hitachi Data Systems Certification Program1 | 2 |
The Web-based test makes it easy for sales professionals to access the test and validate their knowledge. While there is online training in place, many times the HDS Channel Partner teams will conduct a study session with their partners. This helps forge a tighter relationship between the partners, allowing them to gain valuable knowledge and information to help with sales productivity.
The current practice is to allow each partner to take the online sales test for free the first time. Any retakes require a test fee.
Benefits to Participants
Certification provides professionals working with storage products sold by Hitachi Data Systems technology credentials validating their level of expertise and establishes their companies as leaders in the storage industry. Participants can:
- Validate skills and knowledge.
- Gain peer recognition.
- Increase their companies’ value.
- Target and build upon the skills of industry professionals.
- Gain more business due to validated expertise.
Hitachi Data Systems is a supplier of storage hardware, software and services. A wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese electronics company Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi Data Systems leverages global research and development resources to provide storage solutions that help customers align their IT infrastructure with their business objectives, maximize their return on investment and minimize their risk.
Peter Manijak is director of HDS Academy. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org | 2 |